A new Prime Minister, and a changing of the guard at the Foreign Office, is a chance to change tack on the British Indian Ocean Territory.
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Javid pips Johnson and Rees-Mogg to the top of the podium in our first Cabinet League Table of the new Government
Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.
Jeremy Hunt was the best Foreign Secretary of recent times – and his successor’s record gives me hope he will build on that legacy.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
The former Brexit Secretary adds that “collective responsibility around the Cabinet table” must be restored.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.
The traditional media environment for Conservatives has deteriorated significantly, while social media encourages egomaniacs and the loudmouths.
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
Plus: Nine of the ten original candidates have been on my show. When will you let me interview you in depth, Boris Johnson?
From the blog of the University of Liverpool academic: his detailed breakdown of the contest.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.